Three Things to Consider Before Buying Your Next Wallet

Wallets come in all shapes and designs these days, and there may be a style out there that can serve you better than whatever is currently in your pocket.

Man holding wallet
A good wallet should keep your personal belongings safe and secure at all times.Travando

Sitting on a fat stack of cash is not all it’s made out to be. Sometimes it’s just a pain in the rear, or more precisely the hip (and spine and lower back). A traditional billfold full of currency, credit cards, receipts, and photographs can actually lead to back and hip problems, such as sciatica. Fortunately, there is a way to slim your look as well as straighten your posture. These low-profile wallet options will keep all of your essentials in a compact design that is small enough to carry up front in a pants or jacket pocket.

Hybrid Money Clip

TRAVANDO Money Clip Wallet
A hybrid wallet works great if you don’t carry much or you have to stash it in a small pocket.Travando

A wallet that combines a money clip with features of a traditional billfold is an elegant solution. It holds all your bills in an easily accessed clip but offers dedicated sleeves for credit cards, identification, insurance cards, and other plastic.

Front-Pocket Wallets

Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallet
The best thing about RFID wallets is that it prevents would-be thieves from stealing your information electronically.Buffway

The slimmest designs are constructed of a single layer of material that offers slots and sleeves for only the bare essentials. Keep it in your jacket or trouser pocket for a minimalist carry.

Traditional Billfolds

Timberland Men's Blix Slimfold Leather Wallet
If all else fails, a traditional, leather, bifold wallet always works well.Timberland

If you are partial to a traditional bi-folding wallet, look for a sleek version made of soft and forgiving leather. Even a well-designed billfold can be carried up front without a lot of bulk. Just don’t carry it in your back pocket, no matter how fat your stash!